VIDEO: It's h-h-hot! Student conquers Nottingham's hottest curry
A RESTAURANT served up what could be Nottingham's hottest curry to a student who had to strip down to his vest to tackle the challenge.
Chefs at 4550 Miles From Delhi dished up their first chicken kholapuri.
Watch Ollie take on the curry
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The dish is hotter than the restaurant's previous spiciest curry, the phaal, which uses standard green chillies.
For this challenge, Naga chillies were ordered in, the second hottest on the planet and estimated to be 200 times hotter than a jalapeno pepper.
Restaurant owner Jugal Kishore Vig said: "I have tried a small piece of a Naga chilli on the tip of my tongue and I had to drink a pint of milk to cool down."
The stunt came about after students from the University of Nottingham's Impact Magazine, which is running a series of food challenges, contacted the Maid Marian Way restaurant last week.
A group of students tried the dish but it was Ollie Byrne, 20, who is studying biotechnology, who was given the challenge of eating a whole bowl.
Before his first tentative taste, he said: "I like a medium spiced curry, like a madras and would never normally go for something like this.
"My motto is to suffer now and live the rest of my life a champion."
After scraping the bowl clean with the help of several glasses of water, the removal of his sweater and T-shirt, and a jug of lassi yoghurt, he added: "It was like a massive slap in the face. My mouth feels like it's been through a car crash."
Emma Drabble, 22, of Dunkirk, tried mouthful. She said: "I've never cried so quickly."
4550 Miles From Delhi was the city winner in the Nottingham Post Indian Restaurant of the Year Awards.